Altova, Inc. announced the release of the XML Spy 4.2 Suite, a comprehensive product-line of easy-to-use software tools, facilitating all aspects of advanced XML application development. The XML Spy 4.2 Suite consists of the XML Spy 4.2 Integrated Development Environment (IDE), the XML Spy 4.2 XSLT Designer, and the XML Spy 4.2 Document Editor, a tool-set for all XML application development. XML Spy 4.2 Suite adds support for the newest XML technologies, including SOAP. XML Spy 4.2 Suite also adds support for advanced Microsoft XML parser technologies (MSXML4). XML Spy 4.2 Suite is designed to maximize the productivity of today’s software professionals by supporting all of the newest XML standards and technology platforms in a timely fashion at low-costs to the developer. The XML Spy 4.2 Suite is available immediately for download and purchase. www.xmlspy.com
Virage, Inc. announced VS Publishing, a product for publishing web-based rich media. VS Publishing is built upon the company’s video application platform. The new publishing solution offers a streamlined workflow with simple editorial control and greater web site programming capabilities. VS Publishing is available from Virage as either in-house software or as a hosted service.
VS Publishing provides content owners with production and programming tools to create and deliver dynamic rich media programming to one or more web sites. The Virage solution give producers, editors or webmasters a web-based interface for selecting, building and posting content highlights from an archive or recently broadcast event onto any part of a web site in a matter of minutes. Virage also announced the release of VS Webcasting, a product that allows corporations to self-produce live and on-demand webcasting events such as executive communications, human resource broadcasts and market announcements.
SoftQuad Software, Ltd. announced XMetaL 3, a major upgrade to its XML content creation software. The new version features ease-of-use and collaboration
capabilities for content authors and provides developers with an XML editor with a rich development environment that supports the W3C XML Schema. New features include: Revision Marking; Preview in HTML and PDF; Enhanced integration with Microsoft Office; and support for WebDAV. XMetaL 3’s new developer features include: XMetaL Forms Toolkit; Java API; and support for both W3C Schema and DTDs. XMetaL 3 will be available in January 2002. New users can purchase XMetaL 3 for $495 (U.S.) per single user license; an upgrade is $195 (U.S.). XMetaL is sold directly and through authorized resellers. Volume discounts, site licenses, partner programs and on-site training are all available. www.softquad.com